The contest featured many fabulous competitors in the 15+ division. Most had well over 20 in the contest. Moriah Muscaro attended from the Twirl-M's and made top 5 in solo, strut, and 2 baton. She won the age 15 solo prelims. Congratulations to Moriah.
Twenty-two members of the Twirl-M's converged upon the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Several for the very first time. All the twirlers placed in at least one event. A complete recap is under each person's name on the 2009 Awards and Recognition Page. Overall, the group had:
1 Team Championship - WLN Majorettes: Meagan Dullack, Madisen Fletcher, Sami Hays, Moriah Muscaro, Amy Vailliencourt
2 Special Corps Caption Awards * Best in Overall General Effect in the Junior Corps Division * Best in Twirling Variety and Difficulty in the Junior Corps Division Congratulations to: Alice Dodd, Alissa Yenglin, Amy Vailliencourt, Bailey Wilson, Carolyn Gregory, Casey Dunigan, Casey Rapacki, Kelsey Harkins, Khloe Marshall, Lacie Gladding, Lauren Robinson, Lexi Yenglin, Madisen Fletcher, Madison Stachowiak, Meagan Dullack, Moriah Muscaro, Nicole Dowdell, Nicole Harris, Nicole Rapacki, Rylea Wheeler, Sami Hays, Taylor Scheffer
2 Top 10 Teams * Jazz - Names listed above * Music - Alice Dodd, Carolyn Gregory, Casey Dunigan, Lauren Robinson, Madisen Fletcher, Madison Stachowiak, Meagan Dullack, Moriah Muscaro, Nicole Dowdell, Nicole Harris
1 Individual Champion - Moriah Muscaro, Junior Corps Member of the Year
4 Advanced Finalists: - Nicole Dowdell - 2 Baton age 10 3rd - Nicole Dowdell - Fancy Strut age 10 4th tie - Moriah Muscaro - Top 20 in Grand National Junior Solo - Moriah Muscaro - 2 Baton age 15, 4th
Show Twirl Top 10 *Courtney Stachowiak, 6th, age 13 * Nicole Harris, 4th, age 13
3 Baton Top 10 * Moriah Muscaro, age 15, 3rd * Nicole Harris, age 12, 7th * Casey Dunigan, age 11, 8th * Nicole Dowdell, age 10, 3rd
2 Baton Top 10 * Sami Hays, Intermediate, age 16, 6th * Meagan Dullack, Intermediate, age 16, 10th * Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate, age 13, 4th * Casey Dunigan, Intermediate, age 11, 8th * Amy Vailliencourt, Beginner, age 14, 5th * Lauren Robinson, Novice, age 15, 6th * Madisen Fletcher, Novice, age 14, 2nd * Nicole Rapacki, Novice, age 11, 3rd * Lexi Yenglin, Novice, age 0-6, 10th
Solo Top 10 * Nicole Dowdell, Adv, age 10, 6th * Courtney Stachowiak, Int, age 13, 10th * Kelsey Harkins, Novice, age 11, 6th * Taylor Scheffer, Novice, age 10, 8th tie * Lexi Yenglin, Novice, age 0-6, 7th
Fancy Strut Top 10 * Madisen Fletcher, Intermediate, age 14, 9th * Carolyn Gregory, Intermediate, age 10, 8th * Amanda Hunter, Novice, age 16, 3rd * Bailey Wilson, Novice age 15, 4th * Alice Dodd, Novice, age 12, 9th * Nicole Rapacki, Novice, age 11, 6th tie * Casey Dunigan, Novice, age 11, 9th * Kelsey Harkins, Novice, age 11, 10th
Duet Top 10 * Moriah Muscaro and Nicole Dowdell, Adv age 25-30, 5th
Color Guard/Flag/Rifle * Madisen Fletcher, age 13-15, 7th in Color Guard/Flag * Courtney Stachowiak, age 13-15, 3rd Rifle
Pageant * Amanda Hunter, 9th Overall in Beginner Teenage Pageant (4th modeling, 8th tie for solo) * Nicole Dowdell, 9th in Pageant Fancy Strut, Adv Pre-Teen
For questions or for more information, please contact Twirl-M's Director Rhonda Muscaro at TwirlM@aol.com.